By: Robin D. Lane, CAE, SHRM-Atlanta
The SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) has been designed to ensure a strong connection between SHRM and its affiliated chapters from a business perspective. In addition to clearly outlining the requirements to measure chapter alignment and engagement with SHRM’s overall objectives, SHAPE focuses on activities and initiatives which are more strategic in nature. These efforts allow each affiliated chapter to increase its viability and effectiveness, as well as promote the HR profession at the local level. Additionally, this program was designed to enhance the business acumen of local volunteer leaders. This program raises the bar of excellence for affiliates and introduces the EXCEL Awards – a tiered recognition and awards system.
SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
“This recognition is a distinct indication of the chapter’s successful partnership with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession,” noted J. Robert Carr, senior vice president, membership, marketing and external Affairs for SHRM.
SHRM-Atlanta receives a Certificate of Recognition, a specialized banner to display at its meetings and events, and is being recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences.
SHRM-Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, was founded in 1965, and has a current membership of over 2,200 individuals. SHRM-Atlanta seeks to promote the professionalism of the Human Resources Management field by offering members a wide variety of professional development opportunities and a common forum in which to share ideas and experiences. Serving the Atlanta HR professional, SHRM-Atlanta provides opportunities for career development and community involvement both inside and outside of the chapter. More information is available at www.shrmatlanta.org.